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..@.......  . $~~   ~$@  THE BASEMENT  @$~   ~~$$ . ..@...@...
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.@.....@..  ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU COULD FIND SUCH   ....@..@..
..@.....@.  THINGS AS THE FURNACE, THE LABYRINTH,   @....@..@.
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.@...@....  A SMALL OR RURAL BASEMENT IS A CELLAR.  ...@....@.
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..@..@...@  OFTEN CREATED IN GOOD FAITH, A BASEMENT @.@@...@..
...@..@...  IS NEVEVERTHELESS A WAY TO BRING A CAVE ..@@@...@.
....@..@..   INTO YOUR BUILDING, AND CAVE THINGS    ..@.@@...@
@....@..@.  WITH IT. I'VE FOUND THAT IT'S EASIER TO ....@@@...
.@....@..@   THINK OF ALL CAVES AS THE SAME LARGE   ....@.@@..
..@....@..    STRUCTURE, IT'S JUST THAT ALL PARTS   @.....@@@.
...@....@.    MIGHT NOT BE PHYSICALLY CONNECTED.    .@....@.@@
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....@@@...   THE PURPOSE OF A BASEMENT IS OFTEN TO  ...@....@.
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.@...@....  ENVIRONMENT. PERHAPS TO GROW MUSHROOMS. .@.@@...@.
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